§ Viscount CASTLEREAGH (Maidstone)
I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies when the modus vivendi arranged last year with the United States relating to the Newfoundland fisheries will lapse; whether it is intended to renew it; and, if renewal is sought, whether the assent of Newfoundland will be sought before any arrangement is completed.
§ MR CHURCHILL
The modus vivendi with the United States relating to the Newfoundland fisheries lapsed about the middle of January when the fishery season for which it was made came to an end. As regards the future I can only say at present that it is proposed to discuss the fisheries question fully and in detail with the Prime Minister of Newfoundland when that gentleman is in London for the Colonial Conference.
§ SIR GILBERT PARKER (Gravesend)
I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies when the Commission to inquire into the question of recruiting in Portuguese East Africa will be appointed, aud when the names of the 830 Commissioners will be announced to the House.
§ MR. CHURCHILL
I hope to be able to announce the names of the Commissioners and the date of meeting in a few days.